Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle.

Known as Premium Beer in Malaysia, where it is 5%.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (720) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. A- Metal, roasty, coffee. A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Licorice, roasted cereal, spiced. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, boring finish. O- Tastes like a Guinness Draught but with an obvious lager feel. Definitely does not look as great as a Guinness but it’s not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (873) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Nice toasty aroma. Was hoping more from the body though. Pretty weak with mostly metallic notes. Lager body is fine but there’s just not much flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (413) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a dark black with a small head. the aroma roasted malt, brown sugar. the taste is very similar. not a terrible beer by any means but not the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tastes like Coke with a slight coffee aftertaste. I’m not sure if I drank a beer or a soda. If an alcoholic Coca-Cola was the goal, then they did a great job.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Horrible..tried on a whim, just to see if Guinness has anything left to show..they don’t..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ESPh (97) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured black into a pint glass with a little head but unlike the stout. Almost a burnt barley flavor. Seemed a little thin. Would have this if nothing better is around but that’s about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, bread and notes of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2613) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
330 ml bottle purchase at the Hawkesbury LCBO on Decembre 12, 2013. Very dark burgundy, thin head. Aroma of roasted grain, a little coffee. Taste of light grains, dry and, sweet notes of sour fruit, aftertaste of dry coffee. Well it is its weaker cousin and that is not saying much!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (321) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bière noire de 4.5 % d’alcool. On dirait du « coke ». Elle ne possède aucun col au versement. Elle possède un odorat sucré, mais on sent l’aspect commercial. Elle possède un goût salé et sucré à la fois. Il y a un aspect métallique dans le goût. Elle a un goût léger de torréfaction. On goûte bien la céréale (orge). Correcte !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
440ml/15floz can from Irish Discovery pack into a Guinness glass; served cold. Aroma: Pretty neutral. There’s some mild malt, but nothing that really stands out. Appearance: Barely translucent ruby and brown body with a quickly dissipating, but foamy at first, light brown head. Taste: Pretty malty, yeah. Decent, but once again, no notable flavors to call out. No chocolate or anything like that. Just roasty barley, and that’s ok. Palate: Medium body. Carbonation is kind of prickly, but not excessively. Short finish. Overall: A pretty decent one. I wish there were something in the taste or aroma that would remind me of Guinness draught or stout, because I don’t know if I could have picked this out as a Guinness brew in a blind taste. Decent enough though! Simple and good.

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